Tips for Marketing to Outdoor Enthusiasts

Outdoor enthusiasts represent a growing travel demographic. Every year, outdoor recreation brings in $646 billion in consumer spending, with 80 percent of that going...
Travel Planning

Study: 44 Percent of Leisure Travelers Plan and Book Last Minute

MILWAUKEE—According to the U.S. Travel Association, U.S. travelers took about 1.8 billion vacations in 2017. While conventional wisdom would suggest the vast majority of these...

Radisson Blu Launches New Blog

MINNEAPOLIS AND BRUSSELS—Radisson Blu today announced the launch of its newly designed travel magazine-style blog and an innovative way for like-minded travelers to share...
Major League Baseball

MGM Resorts and Major League Baseball Form Partnership

NEW YORK—Major League Baseball (MLB) and MGM Resorts International have formed an all-inclusive partnership agreement that combines the MLB brand with MGM Resorts and...
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Building Rapport with Meeting Planners in the Digital World

When almost every client interaction has gone digital, it's critical to add personal rapport to every faceless communication—whether email, video chat, or texting. It’s...

Success and the City

Industrywide, hotel companies are learning firsthand that successfully marketing a U.S. destination requires embracing a philosophy of “strength in numbers.” This involves cooperation among...
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New York City

Five Markets With the Most Hotel Construction

Analysts at Lodging Econometrics recently reported the top five markets with the largest hotel construction pipelines for the third quarter of 2018. The number...
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The Room Key: How To Handle an Angry Guest

The Room Key is LODGING's advice column for hoteliers, managers, and team members at all levels of hospitality. Experts will answer questions on everything from...
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12 Ways to Increase Hotel Security

Even when hotels have strong security policies and procedures in place, they are still vulnerable to cyber attacks, break-ins, theft, fraud, and other crimes....
Mountain Lake Lodge

Mountain Lake Lodge—Home of ‘Dirty Dancing’—Makes a Renovation Comeback

Located on an extensive 2,600-acre nature preserve in Pembroke, Va., Mountain Lake Lodge has an interesting history, to say the least. Opened in 1851 and purchased...